J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees on Richmond Hill; Detail of Horizon c.1816-19

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 77 Recto:
Trees on Richmond Hill; Detail of Horizon circa 1816–19
Turner Bequest CXL 69
Pencil on white wove paper, 155 x 95 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Long wall’ and ‘W’ above image, top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘69’ top left, running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXL 69’ top right, running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As in adjacent sketches in the sketchbook in its present foliation, the subjects here are surely drawn from Richmond Hill. At upper left is a detail of the horizon, the ‘W’ presumably indicating Windsor, visible from the hill in clear weather. At right there is a glimpse of the trees on the slopes running down to the Petersham meadows.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Trees on Richmond Hill; Detail of Horizon c.1816–19 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-trees-on-richmond-hill-detail-of-horizon-r1131540, accessed 01 December 2020.